Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg apparently changes tune on Mueller grand jury subpoena
WASHINGTON -- A former Trump campaign aide spent much of the day Monday promising to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller, even throwing down the challenge to "arrest me," then backed off his defiance by saying he would probably cooperate in the end. In an interview Monday night with The Associated Press, Sam Nunberg said he was angry over Mueller's request to have him appear in front of a grand jury and turn over thousands of emails and other communications with other ex-officials, among them his mentor, Roger Stone. But he predicted that, in the end, he'd find a way to comply.
"I'm going to end up cooperating with them," he said.
He made similar remarks to CNN and NBC News.
It was a reversal from his tone throughout the day, when he lashed out at Mr. Trump and his campaign and, in a series of interviews, threatened to defy Mueller.
"Why do I have to do it?" Nunberg told CNN of the subpoena. "I'm not cooperating," he said later as he challenged officials to charge him.
In the earlier interviews, Nunberg said he thought Mueller may already have incriminating evidence on Mr. Trump directly, although he would not say what that evidence might be.